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  • Essay On San Andreas Fault

    The San Andreas Fault is perhaps the most dangerous and destructive fault lines in North America. Passing through one of the most populous areas of the United States, the San Andreas Fault line stretches nearly the entire western seaboard of California (Lynch). The infamous earthquake of San Francisco of 1906 is likely the reason the fault has been so ill-reputed. Furthermore, the fault has been relatively inactive and the chance for a large rupture which could span hundreds of kilometers along the fault to be extremely deadly grow increasingly higher as the time passes. Many scientists believe that small ruptures are not likely to happen but rather the extended, infrequent earthquakes (Weldon). The articles “Past and Future Earthquakes…

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  • San Andreas Fault System Essay

    Part 1 - Overview of the San Andreas Fault System Where exactly is the San Andreas Fault System (SAFS)? The SAFS is located in California, mainly towards the West coast. B) What is the dominant type of fault within the system? The dominant fault within the SAFS is a right lateral strike slip fault. C) Where exactly is the SAFS in California? The SAFS begins in Cape Mendocino (Northern California) and ends in Salton Sea (Southern California). D) Dimensions of the fault? How long? How wide? How…

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  • Essay On The Hayward Fault

    Is the Hayward Fault line moving the earth’s surface, and if so where is the evidence to prove it? There are various methods to prove that the Hayward Fault is creeping, and the evidence is viewable such as offset curbsides, building that are being torn apart, and cracks in the earth’s surface. The Hayward Fault is a strike-slip fault meaning it moves up, and down, thus giving us multiple locations in which the surface is affected. There are five different locations that I chose on the Hayward…

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  • Business Ethics Case Analysis: Earthquake

    Case Analysis 1. What are the facts in the case? John is the chief seismologist at one of the leading research facilities in North America who holds a P.H.D from one of the most prestigious university in the country. John has developed a method for predicting earthquake with 80% accuracy rate. From his investigation, he discovered that there is a 80% chance that an earthquake will occur with a magnitude of 7.3 in one of the four fault lines in southern california within two days. While three…

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  • Horrific Wreck Of The City Analysis

    Have you ever been in a bad Natural disaster? If not maybe you should try reading “Comprehending the Calamity” By Emma Burke and “Horrific Wreck of the City” By Fred Hewitt. They are both first hand eye witness accounts of the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The San Francisco earthquake was one of the biggest and most traumatizing events of all time. It all started April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM. The first tremor lasted about 1 minute and others continued to strike through out the morning. Water…

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  • San Francisco 1906 Earthquake

    Earthquakes can bring unfortunate events, such as destroyed cities, many losses and limited resources. An example of this is “The San Francisco 1906 Earthquake and Fire left around 300,000 people homeless and the bay area in despair. A number of camps were set up around the city to deal with the destruction. Many people also left the city by the bay in search for more stable grounds.” stated from San Francisco 1906 Earthquake & Fire. (Paragraph 15). (…

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  • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

    Damage of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake The residents of San Francisco were familiar with earthquakes, at least those earthquakes who would rattle windows and china cabinets and those who would do little to no damage. The earthquake of 1906 was the most catastrophic in California history, as well as the most destructive in United States history. The earthquake happened on April 18, 1906, at 5:15 a.m. when the ground shook violently for an average of 40 seconds. It was stated that the…

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  • Science Of Earthquake

    different degrees. Earthquakes are specifically common in the San Francisco Bay region in California. Scientists have made great strides in the process of learning about earthquakes and continue to do more work that will help them learn about earthquakes in the future. Earthquakes occur when two fault planes strike one another resulting in the shaking of the earth. The earth shakes when the edges of faults are stuck together and the energy that would normally cause the blocks to…

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  • Example Of Bullwhip Effect Examples

    Have you ever seen the movement of a whip? When it is cracked it starts with small ripples at base and magnifies as the waves move towards the end. Now someone may be puzzled how in the earth that can be linked towards supply chain. The analogy is quite simple, although the consequences can be quite complex and adverse. Let’s start with an example, suppose just at the beginning of the winter season customers buy 2 moisturizer creams for the season. If there is an offer on the table,…

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  • 1906 Earthquake Of 1906 Essay

    In the early morning of April 18, 1906 at catastrophic event took ahold of one of the largest cities in the United States. An earthquake shook the sleepy city of San Francisco to its inner core. The first of two lasted about 40 seconds, the second started about 10 seconds after the first one stopped (Barrymore). The second quake was the big one lasting 25 seconds, the estimation is 7.8 to 8.3 magnitude (Barrymore). This was the result of the tectonic plates in the San Andreas fault line moving …

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